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with an accident along the northbound lanes at route 2. once we get in to baltimore city, we are dealing with another accident, doing to be on frank first at handover street. if you are using 95 this morning, here is a live look downtown at 395, everything will be up to speed, no problems right now getting through the fort mc henry. harborill be nice and clear. here is what the west side looks like, liberty road. it will be a nice ride towards 95 or if you are traveling inner loop, pikesville. >>> coming up, doctors at johns hopkins considered a mind blowing medical procedure, giving a woman the ability to hear once again. a woman comes face to face with a black bear. finds out what she does to try to get the animal off the frontch porch. details when good morning maryland continues. wççÑçÑ >>> if you bought an iphone you may have noticed a glitch. a bug causes it to use a major amount of cell data and it happens when the phone is plugged in to a wi-fi network. it's been a problem for verizon users and possibly at&t. >>> police officer in philly is in serious trouble, what he was ca
pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time. this really does determine the election. i don't care who you are for. this will determine the election. it is a huge problem or the country. we should be celebrating voters going to the polls, not putting impediments in their way. host: the radio program "democracy now" turns 25 this year? guest: we started in 1996. we were just on radio. the week of september 11, 2001, we started on the first television station in new york city on public access. then it just caught on like wildfire beyond the election and more television stations aired us and radio stations and npr
downpours. oklahoma city picked up two inches of rain. as far as the drought has gone, i know we're not in the growing season anymore, we still need the rains. we still need to fill up the reservoirs in someareas. kansas and oklomare wototend triest over the last month or two. they're the ones getting some of the rainfall. so that's great. as far as the situation goes, kind of had one of the classic battles going on with the cool air moving from the north. warm, humid air to the south. right in the m sl where we're locked in with the showers and thundetorm la. t atio oklahoma city is now dry. almost two inches of rain for you. but as you notice you still have numerous areas of rain in tulsa, oklahoma, three quarters of a inch. significant but not a drought buster. this morning, if you've been driving the pennsylvania turnpike, you needed the wirs, rt tov tdshe philadelphia area. even a little heavy down pour north of baltimore now. so if you're driving from baltimore back up here through wilmington, delaware, you're gog to get wetn the next half hour or so. be prepared for that
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: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be containe
saying she had to attend a city council meeting. the mayor said she will be ated to's deposition. >>> oakland police are looking for the suspect of a deadly shooting that happened crust before 9:00 last night about a block away there the oakland coliseum station. police say the victim was transported to the hospital where he died. >>> time now 7:10. congresswoman barbara lee holds an evented to at 11:00 a.m. it is one of several congressional black kaw would you -- caucus events statewide. requiring new laws requiring voters to show photo id to vote. critics say the new requirements would really effect minority students and the elderly. >>> the bill that was just signed by governor jerry brown would allow california people to vote on election at the same time right now, an eligible resident has to register at least 15 days before an election. the measure becomes law january 1st, but it could be delayed for a year or so while a state- wide voter data base is created. >>> 7:11. close calls on the runway. the f a a releases just how many near-misses. >>> why some say a big shortage
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of the big cities in the east. right now we're not really seeing too many problems on the storm tracker radar. yesterday we didn't see all that many nasty storms. what's going to happen is the weather pattern is going to change. we have a big area of low pressure that's going to be moving down from the north and swing a cold front through the northern plains. today will be in the 80s. enjoy today. temperatures will take a big dip. it will track across the border of the u.s. and canada. behind it the coolest air of the season. many areas if you haven't had a frost or freeze yet, you will, including colorado. there's a potential that some areas could see snow in the northern rockies, maybe some spots of colorado as we go throughout friday into saturday. today you're in the 80s in areas of montana. tomorrow will be the 40s. enjoy it in minneapolis. the warmest day you'll have. middle of the country looks gorgeous. numerous showers on the eastern seaboard. you do need the umbrella in many of the areas if you live in the east. here's a look at the weather outside your window. chance of showers and
weather. savannah? >> all right, al. president obama, governor romney both in new york city today to speak at the clinton global initiative, and the president will also deliver an address to the united nations general assembly. governor romney will drop by nbc's education nation summit. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. you come with your telestrator today. >> i do, i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know 270 is the magic number. >> right. >> where do things stand? >> right now we have the president at 243 here, and what that means is we've got states adding up 243 electoral votes. it 70, of course, is the magic number. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa, and that put him at 243. what's interesting here, savannah. he now needs only a couple of states, a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time, ohio, florida, virginia, just a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio. it's usually a bellwether, a couple of scenarios to run through her
. >>> and finally, the big apple is planning to add another big tourist attraction. there it is. new york city officials release an artist rendering of a 625 foot ferris wheel. it will overlook the city skyline from staten island and carry over 1400 passengers at a time at a cost of $230 million, the ride is expected to be the largest in the world and is slated to begin turning in 2015. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, we turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. we're going to add a new segment. you have to tell us the weather that high up. to a niche audience. >> a little bit windier. >> i would imagine so. happy friday. >> happy friday you to. a little rainy throughout new england this morning. actually improve over the weekend. it's going to rain, let it happen on a friday, work and school day. the weekend will clear out a little bit. the rain is heaviest now moving through the hudson valley of new york, just north of new york city and pushing through the birkshires and central connecticut. down towards philadelphia and d.c., ther
's great to be with you. host: you are in the midst of a 100-city tour that you tell me is running through election day. where are you at this point in the tour, and how many more cities do you have? guest: well, i think i'm at c-span right now, although it is a little confusing. last night i was at the university of virginia in charlingtsville. today we'll be at the washington convention center, the green fest tonight. baltimore book fest. tomorrow, richmond, virginia, at noon. and then in the evening i'll speak in norfolk. then on monday night, we'll be at virginia tech, which is very interesting, going back to the scene of the massacre. i'll be speaking there, you know, 32 people were killed there. and colin goddard is coming with us. he was one of those victims. he was shot four times. i'm also looking forward to interviewing a professor there. and then we're on to colorado for the big debate. we're going to be doing something interesting. we're both speaking on the silent majority election 2012 tour, but also we do this daily, radio and television broadcast that airs on over 1,100 sta
romney both in new york city today to speak at the clinton global initiative, and the president will also deliver an address to the united nations general assembly. governor romney will drop by nbc's education nation summit. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. you come with your telestrator today. >> i do, i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know 270 is the magic number. >> right. >> where do things stand? >> right now we have the president at 243 here, and what that means is we've got states adding up 243 electoral votes. it 70, of course, is the magic number. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa, and that put him at 243. what's interesting here, savannah. he now needs only a couple of states, a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time, ohio, florida, virginia, just a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio. it's usually a bellwether, a couple of scenarios to run through here. i think this one shows if president obama takes ohio. >> we
to peace. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. partly sunny in new york. 72 degrees. miami a few thunderstorms, 88. mostly sunny in chicago, 66. partly sunny in dallas, 94. 83 in los angeles. let's check your national forecast. rain expected for much of the northeast and mid-atlantic states. scattered showers and thunderstorms will extend along the ohio valley and central plains. some of those storms can be severe along the ohio river. upper midwest and great lakes area cool and pleasant. west coast and south will be fair and pleasant as well. in sports this morning less than a week to go in baseball's regular season, in the tightest divisional race in the american league central the chicago white sox and detroit tigers entering wednesday's action. tied for first. chicago hosting cleveland. top of the eighth inning, the indians, first homer of the year to put cleveland up 6-4. that's the final score. detroit can take sole position of first place. tigers trail kansas city 4-1. after a solo shot in the fourth detroit comes back. bottom half of the frame, two00
, president obama and governor romney both in new york city to speak at the the clinton global initiative. governor romney will drob by nbc's education summit. chuck todd is the nbc's political director. you koom with your telestrator today. >> i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know that 270 is the magic number. where do things stand right now? >> we have the president at 243. states adding up to 243 electoral votes, 270 is the magic numb. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa. that put him at 243. what's interesting here, it means he now only needs a couple of states. a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time. ohio, florida, virginia, a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio, it's usually a bellweather. you have a couple of scenarios to run through. i think this one shows if president obama takes ohio? >> we do. let me show you what happens when we give him ohio. watch how close he gets to 270. it gets him to 261 here. and now, that means what? there's about four diffe
- leaning city in a critical swing state. >> ifill: plus stuart rothenberg and susan page take us inside the strategy behind the message. >> woodruff: then, from syria, bill neely reports on the stalemate in the city of homs, as government troops target rebel bastions. >> one-and-a-half years after it began and the battle for this city and for syria grinds on relentlessly. the bombardment of hommes. the war here is as intense as ever. >> ifill: as world leaders gather in new york for the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly. margaret warner gives us a preview. >> woodruff: will new genetic findings reshape the treatment of breast cancer? we ask dr. harold varmus, head of the national cancer institute. >> ifill: and ray suarez kicks off american graduate week with a conversation with three now- successful people who know exactly what it's like to want to drop out of high school. >> sometimes we give up on kids too soon. sometimes we want to teach to the test instead of teaching to transform. sometimes that comes from top-down policies. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonigh
cameras around the city, stephanie rawlings blake wants to make sure they are being used as effectively as possible. establishing a special committee to review the traffic enforce. centers, according to a study, people living in baltimore found disobeying traffic laws is a more serious problem than property crime. mayor wants the committee to find better ways to better protect pedestrians and kids in school zones, there will be 8 people from various departments. >>> he is a pint sized pooch, smuggled out of the animal resource foundation. for two days, workers at the shelter prayed for mango's return and last night the prayers were answered. don harrison explains how they got the pup back. >> reporter: that's all allison wanted when she found wut one of the puppies were stolen. sometimes wishes come true. mango, the one stolen, returned, is reunite ed with his family. >> he ran over to his mom and wanted to nurse. >> reporter: somebody called and said, they had mango and wanted to bring him back. it wasn't the person who stole him, even though the reward was a thousand dollars, they wan
and president toma are speaking audiences in new city, both commenting on the middle east, including iran and syria. a lot of americans, including myself, are troubled by developments in the middle east. mitt romney took a serious issuesm stance on borders, especially in thelence and unrest east peace said that he struggling aid to nations in hopes that things there would improve. >> we will couple eight with investment and to empowers individuals, encourage innovators, and reward entrepreneurs. >> at the united nations, obama spoke about events in the middle east and film thatat the anti-u.s. protests. >> there are no words that the killing of innocents. his new video that justifies an attack on an embassy. -- there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. both parties know that issues are ones many voters will be paying to, but the economy is still number one. romney's ads to ohio this romney heads to is afternoon. likely voters, obama is romney 52% to 44%, and florida, 51% to 47%. the president is also ahead in virginia. party has to win it two three battleground in november
in frederick, maryland. the crime strike includes the city's first year. someone shot and killed lamont george lee elohist early sunday morning. tonight more gun fire -- ellis early this morning. tonight more gunfire and fox 5 was on the scene. >> reporter: a lot going on in a short amount of time. the street violence broke out shortly after we arrived here in frederick about 5:30. we were talking to a police lieutenant about sunday's murder when all of a sudden you could hear gunshots fired from close by and then about an hour ago a vigil for lamont ellis. >> in the name of jesus, amen. >> reporr: lamont ellis had a lot of friends. they showed up to pay tribute to him in mullinex alley where he was found dead 2:30 sunday morning. his girl friend and children were at the vigil. ellis was remembered as the manager of the seafood department at a gaithersburg giants supermarket. >> he was a wonderful friend and a good father, had a big heart. he will be missed. >> he was a good guy, never bothered nobody ever. all he did was smile. >> reporter: his friend think he was the victim of a robbery,
o there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and home prices are posting the strongest gains since 2007. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value, are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement helps boost homeowners' defeconfidenc. that makes them more likely to start spending again. some reasons to be encourage, josh. >> cautious optimism, if nothing else. >>> also, those folks are going to have more money in their pocket because they are saving at the gas station. aaa reported that prices have dropped again. the average is $3.80. >>> wall street had the biggest drop in two years. thousands of protesters slashing with police in spain. severe budget cuts and tax increases being imposed by the spanish government. >>> breaking overnight, two more american soldiers have been kil
the holy city of qom where iran is enriching uranium to a 20% level of purity, one step away from the 90% needed to build a bomb. according to the latest report by u.n. inspectors, iran has about 200 pounds of 20% uranium. roughly two-thirds of what it would need to build one nuclear device. at the current rate of enrichment, iran would have enough 20% uranium for one bomb in about ten months. or as netanyahu told the u.n., by next spring or summer. after that it would take just a few months more to enrich the uranium to the 90% bomb-grade level. netanyahu said iran's nuclear program must be stopped before then. >> before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: as defense secretary panetta told norah o'donnell earlier this month, the u.s. has a different red line. >> when they make the decision to go ahead and build a nuclear weapon, that for us is a red line. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe iran has made that decision yet. but netanyahu said it is too dangerous to r
in the healthy hunger free kids act of 2010. >>> teenage girls in new york city will soon be able to get the plan "b" emergency contraception pill at their high schools and without their parents' consent. it's often referred to as the morning after pill. the city's department of education says girls as young as 14 will be able to get it as part of a pilot program at 13 public schools. parents have been notified about the pilot program and how their daughters can opt out of it. the city says it supports the idea because about 7,000 girls get pregnant by the time they're 17. new york city schools already distribute free condoms to students. >>> today is todd akin's last chance to withdraw from the race for senate in missouri. the republican congressman is vowing to continue on in his campaign. gop leaders have asked him to pull out of the race after he angered millions of people about mments about pregnancies caused by rape. akin is looking to defeat incumbent claire mcaskill. she's ahead in most polls. >>> the navy will honor the late astronaut neil armstrong by naming a research vessel in his hon
spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. early sunday morning, 36-year- old lamont ellis was found shot dead in an alley. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> a local university professor killed in a tragic accident in northwest. a driver hay medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle. she hit professor rhett leverett as he stood on the sidewalk at sixth and e street. he taught history at marymount with an emphasis on european history. he was 60 years old. >>> protesters will continue today to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. protesters will hold a veteran march at noon at freedom plaza as well as a protest tonight in front of the bank of america on vermont and l street. yesterday, protester marched on freedom plaza to the commerce building. they
as holiday. eight years after the team arrived in d.c. from montreal, a celebration of a likes the city has not seen in 80 years. washington nationals fans have waited a lifetime for this. >> i was not expecting a winning season. it's been a pleasant surprise. the team lost the game, but fans and players found out that second place atlanta had lost to pittsburgh, allowing washington to clinch the national league east division. get better than that. lost, but we still clinched. >> 96 wins so far. hard to believe a d.c. team that finished with more wins shotlosses actually has a finish with the best record in baseball. >> we want to have three more of these. we want to get the trophy. >> the 19-year-old ces harper tweeted tour de france after the game, thanking them. .tweeted to the fans >> we appreciate it. stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage of the amazing season. and there's more on our website, wjla.com. >> new this morning, one person afterto the hospital to escapeom a window a town house fire. it started after midnight on new britain circle in manassas. people were checked out at th
levels for years. the closure is part of an with city officials and a houston-based energy company. on the 14th floor and it will directly into my room. >> genon will receive a $32 escrow which was held in control.onmental city officials would like to use property for retail or commercial space. >> thank you. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is
. >> good morning, josh. really big news for so many folks out there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and it's good news to tell you this morning. home prices have posted the strongest gains since 2005, seven years ago before the recession. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. a few miles left to go. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement helps boost homeowners' confidence. that makes them a lot more likely to start spending money again. some reasons to be encouraged, josh. >> cautious optimism, if nothing else. thank you far that, rob. >>> also, those folks are going to have more money in their pocket because they are saving at the gas station. overnight, aaa reported that gas prices have dropped again. national average is now $3.80 per gallon. >>> despite that good news, wall
item taken off the menu in new york city. >>> and then a little later on, we'll help you get through airport security, but without long lines. >> and up next, a local man's journey with a rare disorder that can cause his body to blow up and swell at any moment. why he has more hope for a normal life now than ever. >>> in tonight's health alert, we highlight a capitol hill man who struggles every day with a very rare genetic disorder that could be deadly. certain triggers cause his body to expand and swell. when you see it, it may remind you of the comic book character, the incredible hulk. >> if i catch a ball the wrong way or exert too much pressure on my hands, it will swell up to the point where you can't grab a pen. >> imagine living life every day knowing that at any time, your world could literally transform. >> i had an attack in the spring. it was june. it is very rare. it's estimated 1 in 10,000 realistically, 1 in 70,000. >> 70-year-old david lund of capitol hill lived that life for years. certain triggers like stress, fatigue, and sudden movement can cause his body to
. then again, slow in the dale city area. stop and go as you make your way past route 1. here's a live look at route 1 in virginia. you can see volume in this area. the good news, not seeing any accidents on i-95. you are starting to slow down. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> breaking news now as the suicide bombing in afghanistan has killed at least 16 people. among them, three american nato service members. that attack happened in the eastern city of khosh near kabul. a suicide bomber apparently riding a motorcycle loaded with explosives crashed his bike into a patrol of international and afghan forces as they exited their vehicles. we're told about 50 people were also hurt in that blast. this video just coming into us. the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. this latest attack comes as the u.s. marks 2,000 troops killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> president obama appears to be winning over voters in states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by t
paid a flat $1500 tax. now, the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers weren't happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for for food. >>> a new parking plan to d.c. it would preserve spaces for disabled drivers. under mary cheh's plan, all drivers would have to pay to park but about 10% would be red in color and reserved for the disabled drivers. it is expected to cut down on fraud. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york and find out what your dream reveal about what is going on at work. >> can't wait to hear what that is all about. as we go to break, if you can't sleep, it may be costing your employer. a new study says insomnia is to blame for about 247,000 mistake on the job each year. of a he had like half of those just this morning, adding up to about $30 billion in losses. >> we'll be right back. -- i've had like half of those just this morning. "a magic clock." okay, momm
headquarters of the city's chief medical examiner and state-of-the-art laboratories for crime scene analysis. it's due to open on monday and expected to improve police and prosecution work on thousands of cases. police chief kathy lanier is shifting 80 uniformed officers from crime scene analysis, replacing them with all civilian forensic technicians in a fast-changing high-tech world. >> the science has grown dramatically in the last 20 years. and it will be a gradual transition. i think it's the way we have to go. it is the way of the future. with the science advancing as rapidly as it, i think it makes good sense. >> reporter: lanier praises the current officers who will get other uniform duties. the current chief medical examiner responsible for all death investigations will get moved from the old d.c. general hospital to the new facility that will be run bay civilian director. but the d.c. fraternal order of police union says the city is making a mistake replacing seasoned, sworn officers who know crime scenes. >> unless you're going to replace the experts, and that's massachusetts what
, let us get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in the center of new york city. we do begin with new developments out of libya. the a.p. reporting the u.s. state department is pulling more staffers out of its embassy in the capital of tripoli over security fears. the move is expected to be temporary until the security situation improves. the embassy was already operating with limited staff following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. it is now been 17 days since that attack. sources say fbi agents sent to investigate the murders still have not been able to visit the actual scene of the crime due to security concerns. secretary of defense leon panetta yesterday said there was no doubt terrorists were responsible. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. and that's when i came to that conclusion as, again, as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is on going.
're sitting in the 60s in the city center. cooler 50s off to the north and west. we'll definitely see an opportunity for those showers later on today. code green for today, tomorrow, and friday, but once we get into thursday and friday, we're going to keep overcast skies not only the first to days but clear into the weekend. so the seven-day forecast will feature a bit after cooldown as we strip those winds out of the north and northeast for friday and saturday. >>> wet road conditions always concern me, especially early in the morning when everybody is traveling a little faster than normal because the roads are light. be aware of some wet road conditions. keep your speed limits down right now. no problems to report on the west side of town. as you cross the american legion bridge, gw parkway down toward tysons and annandale, you'll be fine. we'll take a live look at the legion bridge. no problems crossing the river. the roads are a little wet so again keep your speed limit down if you can. let's go back over to our maps. this time we'll head over to the other side of town. no issues
in the city. it will restart the red top meter program that was halted earlier this year. right now any driver with disabled tags can park for free at any meter. the red top would mean that disabled drivers would have to pay for parking, but there would be spots reserved for them. it's meant to cut down on abuse of handicapped parking privileges. >>> congress and the general asmbly have already approved the expansion of the washington metropolitan airport authority's board. it would grow from 13 members to 17. the district's newest member, d.c. chamber of commerce president barbara lang, has already been vetted. she would join the board immediately. the board has come under fire recently for lavish spending on travel and meals. >>> a woman's motorized scooter malfunctioned. karen jones said her scooter started running in circles at the eastern market station back in july, and no one could stop it. that scooter threw her onto the tracks. >> i was hollering. i was like somebody help me, please. but couldn't nobody catch the chair. and when the chair stopped, bam, it threw me over in the tracks.
's not that the city has been unable to enforce drunk driving laws but now we will be better able to enforce the laws. >> everybody knows that drinking and driving, people get killed. >> the testing begins this friday and officers will still be able to do field sobriety tests. news 4. >> some rain heading our way. doug is in the weather office. how much and when? >> the good news is i don't think we're going to see too much rain. out there right now, 69 degrees. temperatures five to ten degrees warmer than this time last night. notice t the rain back to the west. that system trying to move our way. we will not see the severe weather here. sending the kids off to the bus stop, look for mostly cloudy skies with an isolated chance of shower. best chance to the north and west. i will show you just who will see the rain and when. >> thanks, todd. >> a man who escaped the twin towers on september 11 is now embroiled in a controversy over how to remember the thousands who did not survive. andy is now here with more on his very public fight over a private memorial. >> thomas says he was lucky. he made it out
hired a company that is already familiar with the city's famous lapped mark. landmark. >> reporter: they got the go-ahead for this contract, the same company that's been doing minor repairs to the washington monument over the last few years. we got the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that did significant damage to the washington monument. one of the first things they'll repair is the elevator. that will get the crew up and down. then they will be putting scaffolding up both around the bottom and all the way to the top. they'll be filling in cracks, removing stones and replacing them. they say it will be about 60 days before they can begin the repairs, and about 18 months before they're done. so you can imagine a lot of d.c. residents and visitors are pretty bummed they won't be able to get in until 2014. >> i came here over the summer with relatives and wanted to take them up. it was unfortunate that they couldn't go up and see the views and see the sights. they probably won't be back for a while. i think it's tough for people that it's sort of once in a lifetime experience to have to mis
happened early this morning in eastern afghanistan in the city of khosh near kabul. check out this video. early reports say a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle loaded with explosives crashed his bike into a patrol of international and afghan forces as they exited their vehicles. the troops were preparing to patrol the market area. officials say the taliban have claimed responsibility for the many booing. live at the news desk, tony tull. aaron and angie, back to you. >> tony, thanks. >>> police are investigating a shooting in northwest. it happened after 10:00 last night at new york avenue and north capitol street. police found a man shot in the arm and a woman shot in the leg. they are expected to be okay. no word yet on if the shooter has been identified. >>> a traffic alert for drivers this morning. work on a major street scape project on "u" street begins today. crews will begin digging trenches along the half mile of "u" street between 9th and 14th streets. new sidewalks and drainage will eventually be put in there. that work was supposed to begin in june but was delayed because of
-year-old war. >> tomorrow could be a rough for drivers in d.c.. is because members of city plant to shut k street in the morning. they mark the one-year .nniversary of the movement they stayed in mcpherson square for nearly five until the enforced a ban on overnight camping. >> it has been a cloudy night with a few showers. when willout there -- the rain go away? stick around. we will be in the belfort furniture weather center with a first check. the first showers -- we have been watching them in the belfort furniture weather center. movedf the showers have out of the area. at clear skies. temperatures have fallen. gaithersburg. 57 in fredericksburg. this is what it looks like early in the afternoon and evening. showers from the north -- and moves up toward the east. skies begin to clear across west virginia into western maryland. clear skies will be with us from early tomorrow morning, along with a bit of patchy fog. temperatures jump into the 50's afternoon, around 70 degrees or so. up, the extended outlook. some saudi weather on the way. weather on the way. the redskins came b
, where he believed there was actual danger. that's when he notified law enforcement. >> reporter: city police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe balked. >> we thought we had enough to file at the attorney's office. >> reporter: students say pepe liked to be called dr. professor pepe. he is now charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. he makes his first court appearance today. he did not respond nor his lawyer to our attempts to seek comments. >> thank you very much. >>> george, now, to a truly remarkable little girl. a preschooler turning into a real hero. coming to the rescue when her mom collapsed right in front of her. john muller has the dramatic story. >> reporter: diana jensen knew she would lift heaven and earth to protect her daughter. she didn't know her 4-year-old would be the one saving her. >> we need you to come to our house.
>>> good morning. headlines are just ahead. first, a live look from our city cam. a few scattered clouds and temps in the 50s for some of us. a look at the day ahead in just a moment. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. >>> new this morning, montgomery county police say a man was stabbed multiple times along mills choice road. police say the victim was stabbed in the chest and neck. the victim was taken to the hospital. his name and condition have not been released. police have not made any arrests nor released a motive. >>> this morning the search is on for a man who shot and robbed a bank customer in takoma park. it happened along university boulevard at 7:00 last night. police say the customer just stepped out of the bank when the robber fired. the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. the gunman got away. it's not clear how much money was taken. >>> things are back to normal this morning at dulles airport. several flights were delayed there last night after somebody called in a bomb threat. police appeared to focus their
is going to be the new home for the city's morgue. from security doors using eye identification -- >> thank you, you have been identified. >> reporter: -- to water tanks for testing bullets, to walking into a morgue storage room, with a space for 200 refrigerated bodies, twice the old capacity. the new $210 million forensics headquarters, three years to construct, is a major improvement for crime and chemical analysis that has eluded the district for decades. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve, and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: it will take several more months for the building to be fully operational. but the city no longer will have to depend upon fbi facilities in quantico and elsewhere for detailed analysis. some residents in nearby homes were initially worried that the building might pose a potential hazard if chemicals escaped or there were fires. >> when you walk by the building, you don't need to get scared of what's happening inside. it is a friendly looking building
today preparing for wednesday's debate. he is expected to appear tomorrow and will stay in the city until after the debate. analyst say wednesday is his best chance to help change the polls. romney is running out of time, david gregory joined us onset, and he says wednesday's debate may be romney's only chance to do just that. >> they represent the last big moment to reach sen tens of millions of people at one time. i think it is a last chance to turn the debate around and the campaign around. if they're in a cycle where they're just reacting to events and looking for an angle, it becomes difficult. >> stay tuned for "meet the press" this morning. chris christie will be joining david, you can see it right here on nbc 4. >>> meanwhile, paul ryan will prepare for his own debate in our region. he will hold a three day camp starting on wednesday in virginia. his debate with joe bide season set for thursday, october 11th kentucky. advisors for ryan are already down playing expectations, calling vice president bideen one of the most experienced debaters in politics, and president biden sp
smoke continues to hover over the capital city. this video just into the news room. initial reports saying the blast caused only material damage, and at this point, casualties are still unknown. security forces say this morning they are chasing down rebels who want to oust syrian president bashar al assad. so far no one has claimed responsibility for this blast. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> at 4:33, the race for president runs through ohio today. president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the buckeye state. romney has to carry ohio if he has any chance of winning in november. no republican has ever lost in ohio and won the presidency. he appears to have ground to make up. the republican presidential nominee trails president obama by eight points in the latest "washington post" poll. he also leads in florida among likely voters. he leads by nine points among registered voters. romney's campaign doesn't seem too fazed by this poll. aides say they're trusting their own polling. >>> the obama campaign continues hammering romney over his 47% comment. >> when m
. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read liberty and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's nuclear program, but accused the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: the threat by the zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. they fear iran is building a nuclear weapon, and netanyahu has threatened military force. president obama pushed for a peaceful noregotiation. >> we had to make a statement today. the obama administration did make a statement. we're not going to listen to him anymore. >> reporter: nicholas burns called ahmadinejad's slurs more of the same rhetoric. he blamed the west for a bad economy. accused the candidates of ignore the 99%. >> translator: we believe those who spend hundreds of millions of dollars on election campaigns
bomber drove a motorcycle full of explosives into police headquarters. it happened in the eastern city of khost. four police officers were killed in the blast and three other people. this is latest attack as the u.s. marks 2,000 soldiers killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. on saturday, a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> three were killed, four others hurt in a drone strike in pakistan. it happened in the town of mir ali in waziristan. that region is known for hiding several several terrorist groups. >>> shortly after 10:00 last night, a call for shots fired near new york avenue and north capitol street. when they arrived, they found a woman shot in the arm and a man shot in the leg. both were alert and breathing. they were taken to a nearby hospital and expected to be okay. no word on if the shooter has been identified. >>> today a controversial coal fired power plant in alexandria will close. the gen on plant on north 49th street. gen on will get back $32 million that the city held in escrow to use for environmental control
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